RECALL, REHEARSE AND REPEAT
The card came in the mail. A recall notice on our vehicle. An auto part found to be deficient. The word went out. Let us remedy the problem. No charge. We weren’t even aware there was a problem. But bring it back we did. (Do you recall or bring back to mind what God has done for you?)
Weekly choir rehearsal. Repetitive exercises. Many hours of practice. Going over lyrics and melodies so many times they become second nature. Doing something over and over again until you get it right. (What truths do you rehearse until they are part of you?)
If we repeat our testimony about God, it helps us “not forget” what He has done. The word repeat means to say something over many times. Repeat your personal stories of blessings and victories to others. Tell of God’s goodness. Let the whole world know what God has done for you. (What personal stories should you repeat in proclaiming the Gospel message?)
Check out these verses in your favorite version of the Bible, but make sure you read Psalm 105 in The Message version as well.
Read Psalm 19:1-4
1. Who repeats God’s glory without words? Take time to meditate on this powerful passage.
Read Romans 10:17-18
2. How is the message of faith spread to others? How is the question in verse 18 answered, “Did they not hear?”
Read Psalm 105:1-2 (The Message)
3. What are we to tell everyone we meet? What do these verses say about music?
Read Read Psalm 40:2-3
4. What specific things does David say God has done for him? Note what happens when others know what God has done.
Read Psalm 40:9-10
5. What does David do in these verses to make sure others hear the message?
Note the importance of recalling, rehearsing, and repeating. These things help us remember God’s goodness, while allowing others to hear the Gospel message through us.